Archive | December 2011

“A lady by today’s definition knows that educating herself in every way possible, from higher education to the common sense manners, empowers her to become a woman of accomplishment and poise.  She knows that it is not the dress size she wears or the money she possesses that brings her satisfaction in life. A lady knows that beauty and wealth can be fleeting, but her inner character is the measure by which others will ultimately judge her as a person. Her courtesies, the high esteem in which she holds herself and others, and her sincere words of praise and thoughtfulness will reflect her strong values and place her ahead in the minds and hearts of those who know here. Being thought of as a “lady” may be one of the highest compliments a woman can receive in life.”  – Candace Simpson-Giles in Introduction to How To Be A Lady …


“But for every Darfur, for every humanitarian crisis that captures the world’s attention, dozens of silent emergencies smolder out of sight. – Brad Pitt”

“We forget that there are 2 Billion people, a third of humankind living on less than $2 per person per day. We forget that 17 million will die this year from avoidable and unnecessary causes. It’s a viscious cycle of poverty and ill health for people all around the world. – Nils Daulaire”

– Rx for Survival: Delivering the Goods, Episode 3, 39:40 – 40:14

My Africa Animal List

Agama Lizard

Serval  (cat species)

Lions & cubs

Black-backed jackals & pups

Bat-eared Fox

Spotted Hyena

Slender Mongoose

Blue Monkey

Vervet Monkey

Olive & Yellow Baboon

African Bush Elephants

Black Rhinoceros




Plains Zebra

African/Water  Buffalo

Blue Wildebeest

Common Eland





Coke’s Hartebeest

Thomson’s Gazelle

Grant’s Gazelle





Nile Crocodile


Marabou Stork

Egyptian Goose

Grey Crowned Crane

Lappet-Faced Vulture

Secretary Bird

Common Ostrich

Helmeted Guineafowl

Lilac-breasted Roller

Superb Starling

Masked Weaver

Kingfisher (bird)

Olive Thrush

Marine Turtle





Chickens & Roosters (one of the most annoying animals on the planet!)

(Snakes in a Hepatology center & clinic)

Video Testimonials.

See me talk about Elective Africa while in Arusha, Tanzania.  These were taped in a garden though it may not look like it with the cement and all.

Elective Africa Testimonials

(These were off the cuff and without much direction of planning so be kind, plus water pressure is awful and I was funning out of clothes and balancing on a poorly positioned chair so … all in all we rose above to make a halfway decent video … )